YWCA Job Openings: Come work with us
Thank you for your interest in a position with YWCA of Asheville. If you’re passionate about eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, we want you on our team! Here individuals can make a difference, and we seek those who share our values to support our mission. Check out the current YWCA job openings below.
The YWCA of Asheville Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, in compliance with and as required by federal and state law, all applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Position Title: Empowerment Childcare Counselor
Department: Empowerment Childcare Program
Reports To: Director of Empowerment Childcare
Position Summary: Empowerment Childcare Counselors are responsible for ensuring that children in the care of the Empowerment Center are safe, have sanitary conditions, have activities, interaction with counselors or volunteers, and are provided with food according to guidelines. The Empowerment Childcare Center serves the children of Women’s Empowerment participants, AB Tech Students, and of members YW. The position is part time, year round and non-exempt.
Education level: High school diploma or higher
Experience: Must have 6 months experience working with children in a daycare setting.
Certifications: EDU119 is minimum requirement
Hours of Work: Hours vary during the day and some Saturday mornings required.
Starting Wage: $13.65 minimum (DOE)
FLSA STATUS: non-exempt
Job Type: Part-time
To Apply: submit your resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
POSITION TITLE: Racial Justice and Outreach Advocate
DEPARTMENT: Community Engage and Outreach Department
REPORTS TO: Chief Programming Officer
SUMMARY: The Racial Justice and Outreach Specialist oversees the organization’s Racial Justice Programming, leads advocacy efforts, cultivates strategic partnerships through community outreach activities, and manages the volunteer program.
- Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communication, education, or related fields, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Three years in a related field.
- Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, database management and Google Suites.
- Demonstrated skills in communications, public speaking, research and writing. Ability to interact appropriately with people of multiple cultures. Understanding of internationalization and social movements. Leadership, management and facilitation skills needed.
- Lived experience that reflects the mission of the Racial Justice Coalition (RJC)
- Strong commitment and connection to communities of color
- Self-starter/self -motivated, ability to prioritize and be transparent in work
- Strong work ethic
- The ability to work with organizations and community in a professional manner
- Experience in community outreach and grassroots organizing
- Deep commitment to equity and justice including, but not limited to racial, gender and economic justice
- Understanding of LGBTQIA and its racial intersections, and police relationship to this community
MISSION ALIGNMENT: Leads or participates in programs supporting racial justice, social equity, democracy and peace.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: Create the Racial Justice Workshop and identify new opportunities in this area, act as trainer, or facilitator.
- Work in collaboration with the Racial Justice Coalition Community Liaison.
- Contributes to quarterly grant reporting.
- Coordinate with the Stand Against Racism Campaign.
- State co-liaison to the Statewide Advocacy Initiative, work with the YWCA Advocacy committee chair to create the annual Advocacy Agenda.
- Coordinate efforts and activities around civic and voter engagement.
POLICIES: Participate with Crisis and Communications teams in responding to acts of racism, and in anti-oppression audits. Coordinate the annual United Way Campaign. Monitor the Volunteer program.
BRANDING: Collaborate with the Marketing/Communications staff to produce the monthly staff newsletter, maintain the Racial Justice web page and other newsletters. Support Empower Hour and tours, oversee outreach events. Responsible for updating and monitoring of social media accounts (ie. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) in collaboration with Marketing/Communications.
COLLABORATION: The ability to take direction as well as work collaboratively with others internally and externally.
BUDGET: Monitors expenses to stay within authorized budget.
SUPERVISORY ROLE: May supervise Interns/Service Learning Students/Fellows.
RATE OF PAY: $33,000 – $40,000 plus benefits
Deadline to apply: October 30, 2020
*must submit a cover letter and resume via to email@example.com
Title: Kitchen Assistant
Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator/Kitchen Manager
Position Summary: The kitchen assistant supports food production, kitchen safety and sanitation for the YWCA’s Early Learning Program. Responsibilities include washing dishes, cleaning the kitchen, serving food to children and preparing meals. Assisting Nutrition Coordinator and Kitchen Manager as needed.
The YWCA of Asheville & WNC fosters a team environment and seeks employees who are dedicated to promoting our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Works independently or as part of a team to prepare food for lunch and afternoon snacks for the child care center and prep food for the following day.
- Delivers food to classrooms.
- Communicates needs from teachers to kitchen staff.
- Washes dishes used for food prep and children’s dishes following meal service.
- Cleans kitchen equipment and surfaces.
- Follows all protocols for sanitation both in preparation of food and clean-up of the kitchen and dishes.
- Mop and sweep the kitchen floor after each meal.
- Remove trash after every meal.
- Receiving and unloading delivered items from food service provider with the help of the Kitchen manager.
- Responsible for preparing the bleach solution (daily) and soapy water bottles (weekly) for ELP to meet mandated sanitation requirements.
- Assumes other responsibilities as may be appropriate for the position.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: Will work in extreme heat and or cold, will stand for several hours per day; works with cleaning compounds; may occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes up to 50 Lbs. May come in contact with children and may be exposed to childhood illnesses.
FLSA: Full Time – Non Exempt
Hours: 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday